CCNA – B2B Country Distribution Manager at Canon Nigeria

Canon is the leading name in imaging and has been for the past 80 years. We are the leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. An emphasis on technology is part of Canon’s corporate DNA and we are dedicated to helping people reimagine what is possible through imaging.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: CCNA – B2B Country Distribution Manager

Position ID: 15833
Location: Nigeria
Job Category: Sales
Job Level: Specialist / Professional

Job Purpose and Summary

  • Set budgets per each Product Group, based on product/area strategy, product planning and market analysis, to meet company MTP (Midterm plan) growth objectives for the region.
  • Liaise with Product Managers to proceed with Product Launching, implement product strategy, and provide a proper feedback to Canon Head office.
  • Plan marketing activities in coordination with Product Managers.
  • Undertake regular market assessments and monitor/report on competitor activity.
  • Visit Business Partners on a regular basis to provide visible support and assistance where required.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and review monthly sales performance for total and individual product group and area.
  • To ensure smooth sales movements in line with the agreed sales plan.
  • Take appropriate remedial action to support CCNA (Canon Central and North Africa) Area Sales.
  • Collect and analyze individual Business Partner local sales, stock and current ordering situation every month, with local market information.
  • Negotiate with Business Partners based on the proper market / ordering analysis and collect firm orders from individual Business Partners every month, in order to achieve the termly budget/target.
  • Take special marketing support action for tenders, campaign prices etc. through proper internal decision-making process in cooperation with Product Managers.
  • Support smooth communication and workflow between Operations and Area Sales.
  • Support for monthly procurement, shipment and payment negotiation with Business Partners.
  • Full fill the role as updater of the market situation and trouble-shooter for assigned Business Partners, through regular contact/visit to and from Africa Business Partners.
  • Negotiate the Sales budget, discuss and agree with Business Partners re annual targets and termly sales plans internally and externally, together with the requisite marketing plan/budget (products/pricing/promotion).
  • Liaise with Marketing and Product Managers to draw up CCNA action plans for country support and regional marketing/sales activity and fix Marketing expense budget, in line with Turnover and budget guidelines, to stimulate awareness and sales achievement.

What We Ask

  • Relevant recognized formal qualifications (University level) – desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in B2B, Printing & Solutions Industry in a similar international or regional sales role (with a similar company, national distributor or trading company) – very desirable
  • B2B Work experience in the mentioned assigned region – very desirable.
  • High level of written and spoken communications in local language and English – essential.
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Professional appearance, attitude and communication style – essential.
  • Familiarity with MS Office applications, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint – essential.
  • Based in Nigeria – essential.

Previous Experience, Education and Job Learning:

  • Relevant recognized formal qualifications (university level) – desirable
  • Strong B2B sales experience with proven track record and success- essential
  • 6 to 10 years’ experience in a similar international or regional sales role (with a similar company, national distributor) – very desirable
  • Background and knowledge of local market environments – essential
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local language – essential
  • Familiarity with MS Office applications, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint – essential.

You Will Need:

  • Drive for results
  • Focus on the customer
  • Apply Business Acumen
  • Communicate effectively
  • Negotiate & Influence.

What We Give

  • With Canon, you’ll get the support and encouragement you need to grow, from people who share your ambition.
  • We’ll invest in your professional development to help you learn and progress in your role with us.
  • You’ll find leaders who give you the freedom to explore new things and a team where knowledge is shared openly.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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